Category Archives: -Top News MENA

Kuwait TV ups with Al-Qurain TV

Kuwait TV (KTV), the countrys public broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, has revealed about the launching of Al-Qurain TV channel, a free-to-air (FTA) high-definition (HD) channel which is hosted by Eutelsat 8 West B satellite. Al-Qurain TV offers vintage Kuwaiti series and programmes. It is a heritage-based channel. Proffering its audience [...]

OSN bolsters channel line-up with Viacom deal extension

OSN, the pay-TV platform based in Dubai, and Viacom International Media Networks, has extended their deal. Different channels including Paramount channel, Nickelodeon and Nicktoons, from Viacom will now be available to the pay-TV platform in MENA. The Paramount channel, the television channel showcasing the Paramount Pictures film catalogue, with blockbuster movies, modern series and behind-the-scenes [...]

Saudi Telecom goes for live HD TV Broadcast Network

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the Saudi-Arabia based telecommunications company, is partnering with Net Insight, the media transport and resource scheduling service provider. With the latters Saudi partner, Advanced Communication and Electronics Systems (ACES), Net Insight will provide modern broadcast media network. This will result in STC creating new and very efficient workflows with the broadcast [...]

Public broadcaster of Morocco opts EVS for HD transitions

The SNRT (Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision), the public broadcaster of Morocco, strikes a deal with EVS Broadcast Equipment SA, the company offering live video production technology, for the delivery of fully-centralised HD news production infrastructure. Ten television channels will be operated by SNRT, using the EVS technology with its transitions to HD. [...]

Ooredoo introduces first 4K/UHD channels with Harmonic in Middle East

Harmonic, the video delivery infrastructure has declared that Ooredoo, the worldwide telecommunications operator has introduced the first 4K TV channels in the Middle East region. The new channel is called the FunBox UHD and C4K360 and uses the latest ElectraTM video compression solution for the IP environments. Offering a combination of 24/7 programming, the new [...]

beIN launches new on-demand services and seven new channels  

  beIN customers will be thrilled with the new service offered by the global network broadcasting in the Middle East and North African countries. The entertainment portfolio of beIN has been expanded through the launch of multiple on-demand services and seven new entertainment channels. Boosting its entertainment channels, beIN introduces Fox Action Movies HD, Fox [...]

Viu travels to the Middle East region

Viu, the OTT service of Vuclip (a PCCW Media company) is making its way in the Middle East region. It will be available in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan. Content will be based on cinema, TV and music from the Arab world, Bollywood and Hollywood and Philippines. Users will [...]

MBC+ Ooredoo Channel introduced in Qatar

Qatari viewers now welcome a new channel in the name of MBC+ Ooredoo Channel. The channel will be available on channel number 180 of Ooredoo TV and will provide MBCs Arabic content including Tabakh Al Sultan, Scoop, Dahsha, El Hokm, El Hob Al Halal. The channel has been launched following a multiyear Memorandum of Understanding [...]

Iflix travels to MENA through Zain

The Malaysian-based subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform, Iflix, is making its way in the Middle Eastern country, Kuwait. A joint venture has been established between the Asian SVOD service and Zain Group, the mobile communications company in Kuwait. The service to be available for the Middle East North African subscribers will be entitled, Iflix Arabia. The [...]